2024 Volkswagen GTI

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Volkswagen GTI highlights

Customer rating

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  • Fun to drive
  • Roomy interior
  • High-quality materials in interior


  • Controls can be frustrating to use
  • Cupholders are small and awkwardly placed
  • The touchscreen can be a bit laggy

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 33 highway, 27 combined

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The 2024 Volkswagen GTI is practical and fun to drive

The 2024 Volkswagen GTI offers a great blend of practicality and performance, resulting in a hatchback that's as fun to drive as it is functional. The GTI is the performance version of the Volkswagen Golf, which was last sold in the United States in 2021. But don't let its sporty attributes fool you: The GTI is a great option for hauling people and their stuff.

If you want a manual transmission with your GTI, the 2024 model year is your last chance. There's even a special trim in 2024, the 380, that is only available as a manual. But if shifting gears isn't your idea of a good time, rest assured that the GTI is plenty of fun to drive as an automatic.

The interior of the GTI has high-quality materials and spacious seating. But controls for the air and heat (and for other functions) are frustrating to use and those touchscreen-esque controls are found throughout the cabin. Voice controls are excellent: A natural-sounding command like "my feet are cold" leads to warm air blowing on your feet.

All Volkswagen GTI years

5 reasons to buy the 2024 Volkswagen GTI

What We Like 

  • Great performance: The GTI comes standard with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that gets 241 horsepower. Accelerating from a stoplight or making a tight merge onto a highway won't be a problem for this Volkswagen. 

  • Impressive tech: The voice-activated controls work great in the GTI, and wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto are standard features. The advanced driver aids are equally impressive. The adaptive cruise control works smoothly, and blind-spot warning, lane keeping assistance, and other aids all work well. 

  • Comfortable ride: The GTI pleasantly blends performance with comfort. The available adaptive suspension makes for an even more comfortable ride, though the GTI is comfy without it. 

 What Needs Improvement 

  • Frustrating touch controls: The GTI has what Volkswagen calls capacitive touch buttons that function more like the screen of your smartphone than the buttons and knobs you're used to. These buttons are frustrating to use and it's very easy to press them accidentally.

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Ratings & reliability

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Above Average

RepairPal gave the Volkswagen GTI an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Volkswagen GTI 44th out of 46 among Compact Cars.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Volkswagen GTI is $643, compared to an average of $453 for Compact Cars and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Volkswagen GTI owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.7 times per year, compared to an average of 1.1 times for Compact Cars and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 13% for the Volkswagen GTI, compared to an average of 12% for Compact Cars and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Volkswagen GTI features and specs

380 Autobahn 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Full Roof Rack

2024 Volkswagen GTI FAQ

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